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Wisbech beat Cambs Tucker leaders with best display

Cricket Action from March CC'March CC v Wisbech CC'Gary Freear in action for Wisbech ANL-150824-074704009
Cricket Action from March CC'March CC v Wisbech CC'Gary Freear in action for Wisbech ANL-150824-074704009

Wisbech Town CC produced their best performance of the season to beat Cambs Tucker League leaders Foxton.

County players James Williams and Sam Rippington were in superb all-round form.

The pair put on a quickfire eighth-wicket stand of 88 to push Wisbech up to 255-7 in their 50 overs and took five wickets between them as Foxton replied with 143.

Williams crashed an unbeaten 61 from 39 balls (including three sixes, four fours), while Rippington smashed two sixes in his 34 from 27 balls.

Fellow county player Gary Freear stroked 57 and bagged 3-39 with the ball for Wisbech. Rippington returned figures of 3-17.

Foxton lost to Wisbech by 112 runs

Wisbech 255-7 (J. Williams 61no, G. Freear 57, S. Rippington 34no, J. Bowers 28, J. Hargreaves 22, J. Gollands 21).

Foxton 143 (J. Coleman 29no, S, Rippington 3-17, G. Freear 3-39, J. Williams 2-30.)

In Division Two, second-placed March disposed of bottom club Weston Colville by nine wickets.

In a match reduced to 42 overs per side, March need just 8.4 overs after tea to knock off the 67 runs required. Brandon Phillips, who finished the contest with a straight six, remained unbeaten on 40 and the returning David Hodson was 23 not out.

The only wicket to fall was that of Anthony Palmer, whose earlier 4-11 spell reduced the visitors to 35-6 at one stage.

Weston Colville 66 all out, 24.2 overs (Tyler Phillips 2-10, Andy Wright 2-19), March 1st XI 68-1, 8.4 overs.

Another defeat and another big hundred against them – March 2nd XI’s woes continue as they lost by 125 runs away to Buntingford in CCA Senior League Division 2.

The home side closed on 295-3 thanks to a massive 181 not out from Chris Chambers. They scored 122 runs in the final 10 overs despite the efforts of Richard Green, who took 1-37.

Teenager Rob Conyard was the most prolific March batsman with 38, followed by Sam Clarke’s unbeaten 30, in the 170-6 reply.

Buntingford 295-3, 45 overs (Richard Green 1-37, Charlie Revell 1-55, Stuart Arnold 1-62), March 2nd XI 170-6 (Rob Conyard 38, Sam Clarke 30no, John Gilson 26, John Wallis 21no).

Poor batting again put the skids under the 3rds, who could only muster 47 in their 96-run CCA Junior League Division 2N defeat away to Little Downham.

Skipper Anthony Henson top-scored at No6 with 14 in reply to the home side’s 143 all out. Ryan Wright led the March attack with 4-25.

Little Downham 143 all out, 39.2 overs (Ryan Wright 4-25, Adrian Bussey 3-32, Manuj Patel 2-26), March 3rd XI 47 all out, 20.1 overs (Anthony Henson 14, James Mortlock 10).

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